The Lost Words Project
All of the children have been taking part in a whole-school art and language project this week.
All over the country, words are disappearing from children's lives. These are the words of the natural world -- Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn, all gone. The rich landscape of wild imagination and wild play is rapidly fading from our children's minds. The Lost Words contains some of these words and is beautifully illustrated.
We are using this book to inspire children to engage with language and nature and all children are creating their own calligrams. A calligram is a poem (or collection of words) in the shape of the subject.